The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Ryan Pulock has agreed to terms on a two-year contract.
Pulock, 23, played in 68 games last season with the Islanders, setting career high numbers with 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 points. He finished second on the team in defensemen scoring and tied for first in goals (10). Pulock has played in a total of 84 NHL games and has 36 points (12 goals and 24 assists). In six Stanley Cup playoff games, Pulock has three points (one goal and two assists).
The Dauphin, Manitoba native has played in 163 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, American Hockey League affiliate of the Islanders, and scored 100 points (39 goals and 61 assists). He had a career year with the Sound Tigers in 2016-17, totaling 46 points (15 goals and 31 assists). Pulock was selected to the 2015 and 2016 AHL All-Star Classics and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team at the completion of the 2014-15 season.
Video: Ryan Pulock Highlights
Pulock played four seasons of junior hockey in the Western Hockey League with the Brandon Wheat Kings. He totaled 210 points (64 goals and 146 assists) in 261 games. In his rookie season, Pulock led all defensemen in scoring with 42 points. The following season, he tallied 60 points and was named to the WHL First All-Star Team (Eastern Conference) in each of his final three seasons. The Wheat Kings qualified for the playoffs in three of his four seasons and Pulock had 15 points (seven goals and eight assists) in total 24 games.
Internationally, Pulock represented Hockey Canada most recently at the 2018 World Championship in Herning/Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a member of the bronze medal winning Team Canada team at the 2012 World Junior Championships, hosted in Edmonton/Calgary.